What do you make after a cute, short sleeved cotton cardigan when, frankly, it’s too cold and wet to wear it without a thermal layer underneath and a sou’wester over the top?
A huge, warm, snugglicious scarf of course!
It is Haven from Kim Hargreaves’ book, Heartfelt.
Ben bought me this book last Christmas. I fell in love with Haven after Yvonne at Woolly Women (Rowan’s knitting group in Bluewater on the 4th Wednesday of the month)showed me her completed Haven. It was breathtaking. The one big downer of my new job is that I can’t get to Woolly Women any more 🙁
Hello to any Wooly Women reading this! I’m thinking of you!
I’ve had the yarn, Rowan’s Cocoon, in stash since Christmas – does that make me a good little stash buster for using stash yarn? The colour is Alpine – a beautiful, almost white, silvery grey.
I did at least a quarter of the scarf (one whole ball) while queuing to get the Yarn Harlot to sign a book for me. Everyone else in the queue had a sock, I just had to be different! The darned thing was so heavy I had to flip one end over my shoulder. I must have looked cold!
Then came Sunday morning. I woke up really early – surprising as I’d gone to bed shattered after I-Knit day on Saturday. Half asleep, I made coffee and knit for a hour before going to meet the Guilty Knitters for an I-Knit day debriefing session.
“I wonder how many repeats I’ve done?”, I said while happily pawing everybody’s haul.
I looked closely at my scarf.
“Ahhhrggg!! I made a mistake!!!” 😯
I’d managed to make a huge blunder while I was half asleep on Sunday morning. I had to sit and frog about 10 inches of scarf.
One of the Guilty Knitters (who I had previously thought was such a lovely person 😉 )was so thrilled that she’d finally seen me make a blunder, grabbed my camera and captured the moment…
…My face says it all….